Nadav Knaan

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Nadav Knaan is a Ph.D candidate in Law at Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies, Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. His dissertation, titled: "The Transformation of Property: The Cherokee Case", is supervised by Dr. David Schorr (Tel Aviv University) and Dr. Julie Reed (Pennsylvania State University). Nadav's study concerns the history of property law and examines the transformation of the Cherokee property system, following the Cherokee Nation's ongoing contact with Euro-American settlers during the 18th and early 19th centuries. In 2020 Nadav received a grant for his research from the Center for the Study of the United States (in Tel Aviv University) in partnership with the Fulbright program. In 2023 Nadav was a visiting scholar in Columbia Law School and Duke University School of Law, for which he was awarded a grant from the Zvi Meitar Center.
Nadav obtained his LLB and LLM from Jerusalem's Hebrew University, Faculty of Law. He then completed the prerequisite program towards PhD in the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law. His thesis was supervised by Prof. Gad Barzilai, Dr. Alexander (Sandy) Kedar and Dr. Ely Aharonshon, and was awarded with distinction. During this time, Nadav was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. Formerly, Nadav worked as a teaching assistant for Dr. Yoav Mazeh in his course on Intellectual Property, in Ono Academic College.
Nadav served as a law intern at the District Court of Jerusalem, and became a member of the Israel Bar Association (2007). He worked for several years as a law clerk in the District Court of Jerusalem, and then filled a number of positions in Israel Ministry of Justice. His latest role was as Chairman of an Appeals Committee for Special Business Grants following the Covid Pandemic.
Nadav's research interests are: The Evolution of Property Law, Legal History, Law and Anthropology, and the Relation between Law and Time.

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